Dec 12, 2010

Honoring the 95th Birthday of Dr. Roger Nicole

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Widely recognized as one of the great Reformed theologians of the last seventy years, we want to honor the 95th birthday of Dr. Roger R. Nicole (1915–2010).

A native Swiss Reformed theologian with an M.A. from Sorbonne, a Th.D. from Gordon Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Dr. Nicole has long been regarded as one of the preeminent theologians in America. As a bibliophile and distinguished librarian, his personal collection includes Calvin's Commentaries on the Gospels and Acts published during Calvin's lifetime and many other rare volumes from the 1500s and 1600s. He was an associate editor for the New Geneva Study Bible and a corresponding editor for Christianity Today. He assisted in the translation of the NIV Bible, is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, and was a founding member of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Dr. Nicole served as professor emeritus of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla. He has written over 100 articles and contributed to 50 books and reference works. Students esteemed him highly for his approachability and wisdom.

Articles by Dr. Nicole:

"Christ, Our Righteousness"
From the February 2010 issues of Tabletalk magazine dealing with "What N.T. Wright Really Said", Dr. Nicole addresses Wright on the pastoral irrelevance of Jesus’ active obedience to the Law.

"Dealing with Differences"
Writing from the perspective of an older Christian addressing the upcoming generation, Dr. Nicole offer thoughts on how to deal with those who differ from us.

"God in the Dock: The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis"
C.S. Lewis defended the faith both from within the church and without. From The Screwtape Letters to Mere Christianity, The Abolition of Man, and God in the Dock, Lewis showed himself to be a man preeminently concerned with the veracity and virility of Christianity. In this article, Dr. Nicole examines the apologetics of C.S. Lewis.

UPDATE: We have learned that Dr. Nicole went home to be with the Lord tonight (Saturday) at 7:40pm. Justin Taylor has posted a thorough overview of this theological titan's life and ministry.

Read Roger Nicole (1915-2010)—A Reflection from R.C. Sproul